Toyota said it expected to post a record net profit of 2.27 trillion yen ($19.43 billion) in the year to March

Toyota raised its full-year net profit forecast on Friday due to improvements in its Chinese operations, while the Japanese automaker also lifted its (...)

Volkswagen Financial Services, a bank owned by Volkswagen, in Braunschweig, Germany. Volkswagen Financial Services has helped VW’s growth, but its focus on the company’s cars could endanger profits if the emissions-cheating scandal continues to undercut sales. (Gordon Welters/The New York Times)

Volkswagen is more than just a scandal-plagued automaker. It is also one of Europe’s largest banks, and its loan portfolio appears vulnerable to the (...)

January new car registrations were up nearly 34%  on the same month last year

As an economic bellwether, buoyant new car sales are a major consumer indicator. Similarly the sales of new commercial vehicles shows increased activi(...)

Hyundai is the best-selling new car brand on the Irish market this year, with the Tucson being the most popular model on the market last month

New car sales rose 33.6 per cent in January compared to the same month last year, with 39,812 new 161 registrations. Hyundai finished the month as (...)

Audi: top choice for Irish drivers

Irish motorists do not support moves to link motoring fines with a person’s income. The survey of 6,255 motorists in Ireland by insurance firm 123.ie(...)

2 Custom House Plaza:  18-year-old block owned by an investment syndicate assembled by Irish Life Assurance

Four daughters of the late Tim Mahony, founding chairman of Toyota Ireland, have bought a high-profile office investment in Dublin’s IFSC for just ov(...)

RAV4: Toyota’s compact SUV offers an extremely relaxed drive around town and on the motorway

Toyota may be one of the world’s biggest brands but it has also established itself as the pioneer hybrid brand at this stage. Sales of hybrid version(...)

Robert Molloy of N3 Autolink leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Courts Collins

Two directors of a Dublin car dealership have been cleared of a misleading mileage charge. Colin Molloy of Curragh Hall Road, Tyrrelstown, Dublin, an(...)

The new VW Passat GTE plug-in hybrid at the Brussels Motor Show this week: majority of VW owners are unfazed by recent scandal. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

More than three quarters of Volkswagen owners remain loyal to the German car brand despite the recent emissions scandal, with 78 per cent stating that(...)

Irish car sales continue to rise indicating consumer confidence among predictions of a pending return to 2008 levels. Photograph: Reuters.

New car sales rose by almost a third last year in a market commonly viewed as a key indicator of economic recovery and confidence. Figures released (...)